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Showing posts with label migrants. Show all posts

Friday, 29 June 2018

EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencies

EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencies
In a joint statement, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) said that while the finer detail of the accord needs to be examined, they “stand ready to support a common approach”.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

‘No problem’: Tsipras cool with Germany sending migrants back to Greece to ‘share the burden’

‘No problem’:
Athens “doesn’t care” if some migrants return from Germany to Greece as part of a possible deal with Berlin, PM Alexis Tsipras said. His words are in sharp contrast with the mood on Greek islands overwhelmed by the migrant influx.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Border crossing of Spielfeld: Austria simulates response to migrants in border exercise

austria slovenia borders migrants
Several hundred Austrian police officers and soldiers have performed an exercise on the country's southern border with Slovenia to simulate different responses to any repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Italian Deputy PM: Very Existence of United Europe to be Decided within the Year

Existence of United Europe to be Decided within the Year
Ahead of the EU summit, where the latest disagreements within the bloc over migration policy are expected to be on the agenda, Italy lambasted Paris for “lecturing” Rome and resisted Germany’s plans to turn away refugees which have been registered in other countries.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Turkey halts migrant re-admission deal with Greece

Turkey halts migrant re-admission deal with Greece
Turkey suspended its migrant re-admission deal with Greece days after Athens released from prison eight Turkish soldiers who fled their country after a 2016 attempted coup.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Hungary to penalise NGOs that aid illegal immigrants

Hungary to penalise NGOs that aid illegal immigrants
Individuals or groups who help migrants not entitled to protection to submit requests for asylum or who help illegal migrants to gain status to stay in Hungary will be liable to jail under a new bill submitted to parliament.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Over 100,000 Migrants Cross Med to Europe since January: UN

More than 100,000 migrants and refugees have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe since the beginning of the year, and 2,247 have died trying, the UN said Tuesday.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Nearly 200 asylum seekers feared dead off Libya coast

Eleven migrants have died and nearly 200 are missing after two boats carrying asylum seekers sank off the coast of Libya, UN agencies said on Monday citing survivors.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2016 reach record 3,800

The UN refugee agency said Wednesday that at least 3,800 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year in an attempt to reach Europe, making 2016 the deadliest year on record.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Turkey will block EU migrant "deal" if no visa-free travel, says Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the European Union that the Turkish parliament would block laws related to the landmark deal to stem the flow of migrants to Europe if Ankara was not granted its key demand of visa-free travel.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

EU has largely ‘abandoned’ Greece to deal with migrant crisis on its own, UN expert warns

UN, 17 May 2016 – The suffering of migrants in Greece is the result of a complete absence of long-term vision and the clear lack of political will of the European Union (EU), a United Nations human rights expert said today, warning that Greece, already struggling to cope with fiscal challenges, has been abandoned by the EU to deal with a crisis that requires a response from all countries in the region.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Austrian Leader Quits as Anti-migrant Mood Spreads

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann abruptly resigned Monday, two weeks after his center-left Social Democratic Party's presidential nominee was drubbed in first-round elections by an anti-immigration far right candidate.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Migrant crisis: Greece halts deportations to Turkey

Greece paused deportations of migrants to Turkey on Tuesday, a day after the first boats took back 202 people under a controversial EU plan to cut off a migrant route to Europe.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

EU must help FYROM [***] seal border with Greece - Slovak PM

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico vowed Wednesday to push the European Union to stem the influx of refugees into the bloc by sealing the border of non-member FYROM [***] with Greece.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Belgium reinstates France border checks over Calais 'Jungle' fears

Belgium on Tuesday said it had temporarily reintroduced border controls with France to halt the arrival of migrants from the Calais "Jungle" camp, in a new blow to the EU's passport-free travel area.

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